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US a mere bystander in fight against plastic pollution

Perhaps the world should no longer expect the US to shoulder the responsibility of a world leader and act in the interest of all humanity. As countries around the world begin to understand the urgency of the plastic pollution issue and assume their duty, the only thing on the mind of the US is its own self-interest.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/12 21:43:40

Edge in high tech key for China to weather trade war

China's system enables the country to concentrate on and prioritize national interests. China should make use of its institutional advantages and mobilize its resources to make breakthroughs in key areas such as AI, 5G and aerospace. More research funds and personnel can be ploughed into these fields. Simply being defensive is not enough for China to safeguard its interests anymore. By improving its competitiveness in the high-tech sector, China can switch from being defensive to active.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 20:13:40

Strong Chinese navy guarantee of South China Sea peace

US warships will continue to appear in the South China Sea. However, their voyage will have more symbolic meaning than actual significance.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/7 21:42:25

China's internet governance offers global example

The scale of internet users in China is incomparable in the world. China has nowhere to draw lessons from in terms of regulating the internet. China is well aware of the tests it is facing from the development of the internet.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/7 20:58:40

Canada's diplomatic dilemma stems from lack of independence

The hard-won China-Canada relations today need to be treasured.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/6 20:58:40

China's internet governance won't change for Google

China needs to develop its internet, and the country's internet market is open to Google. But Google must obey Chinese laws, including China's guidelines on human rights, if it wants to enter the world's largest internet market. With or without Google, China's internet will develop on the basis of the country' own social practices.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/5 22:13:39

Despite profound transformation, big powers vie for influence among Central and Eastern European Countries

The year 2019 marks the 30 years' transition of Central and Eastern European countries, a region that experienced massive change since 1989. Under the Constitutional framework, the states have established a multi-party parliamentary system, set up separation of powers, held regular elections, and continuously improved the legal system. And most have a functioning market economy that has shown continuous growth.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/3 9:57:03

Can US partisan politics make America great again?

Perhaps from now on, until the Americans choose their next president, the country will be grappling with election campaigns, with no major achievements in domestic policies or diplomacy in sight. No one can predict the future policy orientation of Washington. The best option is not to predict, but just watch the drama.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/29 21:23:40

Cultural exchanges under BRI will deepen understanding

Foreign countries may understand the cultural and educational factors in China's economic development through exchange and cooperation, while China also needs to understand foreign countries' development experience and cultural backgrounds.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/28 21:18:41

Time for Washington to consider joining Belt and Road

Washington should abandon the zero-sum mindset and pragmatically promote global economic development, which will eventually benefit US' growth.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/25 20:43:40

Sound management key to high-tech competitiveness

All important technologies involving social stability can cause unbearable loss and harm to a country without proper supervision. High-tech management, which makes technologies develop in a healthy way, could be a decisive factor in determining whether a country is more technologically competitive. As technology rapidly evolves, management must keep up with that speed. China has made its call.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/23 21:08:40

Need for stronger SCO role against terrorism

Further anti-terrorism cooperation within the SCO requires mutual trust, while mutual trust can only be gained through more cooperation. In the wake of the attacks in Sri Lanka, the SCO should strengthen cooperation among its member states, observers and dialogue partners and, when necessary, consider including more regional countries which would contribute to this arduous process.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/22 21:13:40

China's confidence in poverty alleviation lies in its system

Grasping a better understanding of China's poverty alleviation will help Western officials and media better appreciate the Chinese government's leadership and China. But if they want to comprehensively understand the strength of China's system, they must break away from their cognitive logic.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/21 21:08:39

China's internet model gaining overseas acceptance

US media needs to know that if more countries start to follow Beijing's footsteps in internet governance while pursuing democracy in social media, it means China must have done something right.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/18 19:03:40

More nations value importance of Belt and Road Initiative

It is normal to see renegotiations over the BRI programs after changes in the political forces of other countries. It is also understandable to see the shelved projects resuming with lower budgets after negotiations. After all, countries along the BRI routes yearn for China's capital, technology and experience in their infrastructure construction. This is why thousands of representatives from over 100 countries and international organizations are expected to attend the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation later this month. This is the charm and vitality of BRI.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/17 20:03:41

Violence in soccer is hurting China's competitive potential

Large investments and policies have been put into soccer in China. The money should be used to improve players' skills as well as cultivate sportsmanship and make players more educated, particularly young players. China's soccer team cannot fight to be one of the world's elite. The antidote lies in players' insistence on sportsmanship and determination to improve.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/16 20:33:40

Australia to pay for 5G restrictions on Huawei

China's warning at the WTO shows that Beijing will not shut its eyes to violations of multilateral trade principles. China should shoulder the responsibility of maintaining international rules, as well as urge the WTO to oppose a technological trade war through legitimate WTO complaints. Thus, China needs to build its professional groups to fight such trade discrimination under the current rules and procedures. Australia is bound to pay the price for its unwise decisions.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/15 20:23:40

Latin America needs development, not zero-sum US games

Latin American people know what is good for them. China's investment and projects will benefit the region, and no amount of Washington's coaxing will change the facts. The US should stop playing a zero-sum game and focus on Latin America's development, if Washington really regards the region as “its backyard.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/14 20:43:39